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December 2014 - Austria - All Wines

December 2014 - Austria - All Wines
This month's Wine feature is Austrian - All Wines

Austria - All Wines Reviews

Lyss 1999 Muskat Ottonel Trockenbeerenauslesse Burgenland
95 points
$84
Bright dark deep amber emerald color. Exotic aromas of ripe peaches, hone, toffee, sultana raisins, and caramel with a glycerous, tangy, very sweet full body and a warming, prodigious, very long finish with no tannins and no oak.
Lyss 2013 "Excellence" Riesling
93 points
$18.40
Best Buy
Medium straw orange color. Attractive aromas and flavors of ripe nectarines, honeycrisp apples, key lime custard, and slate with a lightly tannic, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and an effortless, complex finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
93 points $18.40 Best Buy
Lyss 2009 Eiswein Welschriesling Chardonnay Burgenland
92 points
$72
Bright medium golden amber emerald color. Attractive aromas and flavors of ripe lychees, toffee, caramel apples, and clarified butter with a creamy, lively, very sweet medium-full body and a seamless, elaborate, very long finish with no tannins and no oak.
Lyss 2011 Cuvée Burgenland
91 points
$56
Bright dark garnet blue violet color. Attractive aromas and flavors of black currants, damsom plums, creme de cassis, and toasted walnuts with a chewy, puckering, dry full body and a warming, complex finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
Lyss 2013 Rosé Burgenland
90 points
$12
Best Buy
Bright clear pink orange color. Attractive aromas of red berries, red licorice, volcanic dust, and hint of Meyer lemon with a chewy, crisp, dry medium body and an interesting finish with fruit tannins.
90 points $12 Best Buy
Lyss 2012 "Excellence" Grüner Veltliner
90 points
$25.60
Bright clear straw emerald color. Attractive aromas and flavors of lentils, white pepper, volcanic dust, and hint of rapini with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, complex, long finish with fruit tannins and no oak.
90 points $25.60
Lyss 2012 Beerenauslese Cuvée Burgenland
90 points
$54
Bright medium old gold emerald color. Exotic aromas and flavors of candied lemons, green apple skin, potters clay, and caramel with a silky, bright, very sweet medium-full body and a smooth, layered finish with no tannins.
Lyss NV SECCO Rosé, "Excellence" Burgenland
88 points
$19.20
Bright clear salmon color. Attractive aromas and flavors of red berries, dried leaves, and hint of cream with a lightly tannic, crisp, finely carbonated, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting finish with fruit tannins and no oak. A very refreshing, precise sparkler to have at the beginning of a meal.
88 points $19.20
Lyss 2011 Barrique Blaufränkisch
88 points
$32
Bright dark garnet blue violet color. Complex aromas and flavors of ripe black currants, cedar, spiced dried tobacco, and roasted grains with a chewy, crisp, dry full body and a peppery, complex finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
Lyss 2012 Barrique Zweigelt
87 points
$32
Bright dark garnet violet color. Interesting aromas and flavors of black raspberries, hint of toffee, oak planks, and black pepper with a chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, layered, medium-length finish with firm tannins and moderate oak.
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